Schreyer Honors College celebrating 20th anniversary Founders Day Sept. 8

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Honors College will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its annual Founders Day event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall. 

Schreyer Scholars, Scholar Alumni, and Penn State faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Attire is casual and refreshments, including cake and ice cream, will be served. The first 100 guests will be eligible for a prize.

More than 12,000 Penn State graduates have earned the distinction of being a Scholar, first through the Honors Program established in 1981 under the guidance of Paul Axt, the founding director. In 1997, William A. and Joan L. Schreyer established the Schreyer Honors College with a $30 million landmark gift to Penn State. A subsequent $25 million gift in 2006 was the largest given for the Enhancing Honors Education objective in "For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students." The college is under the current leadership of Peggy A. Johnson, who became dean on July 1.

The Schreyer Honors College promotes its mission of achieving academic excellence with integrity, building a global perspective, and creating opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Honors Scholars, including Gateway Scholars admitted after their first or second year of enrollment, total more than 1,900 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth Campuses. They represent the top 2 percent of students at Penn State who perform well academically, are leaders on campus, and go on to attend the nation’s top graduate and professional schools.

Last Updated September 07, 2017